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unadulterated


the unadulterated truth
  not mixed with impurities
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Strongly Associated with:   adulterate
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  • the unadulterated truth
  • unadulterated joy
  • When I finally am able to push the thudding to the back of my head, I’m bowled over by the colors and smells and unadulterated joy around me.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Their three-minute relationship was the thing itself in its most unadulterated form.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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  • We bonded through hatred—hatred of the infesteds and their alien masters, sure, but also our fierce, uncompromising, unadulterated hatred of Sergeant Reznik, our rage made all the more intense by the fact that we could never express it.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • When focusing on them, he didn’t focus on himself, and their joy still held an unadulterated purity.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • "I don’t suppose you have any unadulterated vegetables?"
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • No, it was not anger, it was loathing; it was hatred, sheer and unadulterated, and as she became lost in hatred she also began to be lost in IT.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • In theory, the pool water already in their sampling tube would flow into the first bladder, before the second bladder filled with unadulterated red fluid.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Not in the clearest hour of Zollverein’s clearest day has Werner breathed air so unadulterated by dust.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • I had pure unadulterated rage.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The anticipation there gave way to blank incomprehension and then to pure, unadulterated rage.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Everything is set up, though, the rented thick-stemmed wineglasses, the bottles of mediocre hooch, the mineral water for teetotalers, because who would serve unadulterated chlorine from the tap?
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I didn’t cut this fella off for the sheer unadulterated pleasure of it, although it is an excellent weight-loss strategy.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • But here I was now, less than fifty feet from them, telling myself that the sudden taste in my mouth wasn’t unadulterated, naked fear.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • But, alas, it was again the case of the honest merchant, who finds that the genuine and unadulterated article is driven to the wall by the artistic counterfeit.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It was a sound of unadulterated hatred and rage.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • His face was contorted by pure, unadulterated fear.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • There he stood, with a border of grizzled locks beneath his skull-cap, while his grey eyes, accustomed to the shaded light of his study, were winking, like those of Hester’s infant, in the unadulterated sunshine.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Where parents would notice a chin that looked like Aunt Marge’s or a nose that resembled Grandpa’s, Lacy would see instead a gaze wide with wisdom and peace-eight pounds of unadulterated possibility.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • To say he risked his life twenty times in order to capture this bird is simply the unadulterated truth; but he fared so well, the animal went into his sack to join the honeycombs.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Ensconced in a pleasant room, with my dear little charge, I laid my head on my pillow, for the first time, with the delightful consciousness of pure, unadulterated freedom.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Is it sheer love of their species, and an unadulterated wish to see young people happy and dancing?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • It is pure unadulterated country life.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • She has a home, which is more important than any of that other unadulterated pyscho-garbage.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Apparently her self-imposed sentence of unadulterated good-listenership had been fully served.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Having said these words, he invited the strangers into his house; his two sons and two daughters presented them with several sorts of sherbet, which they made themselves, with Kaimak enriched with the candied-peel of citrons, with oranges, lemons, pine-apples, pistachio-nuts, and Mocha coffee unadulterated with the bad coffee of Batavia or the American islands.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • It was as though, the mind being unable to stand unadulterated horror, we had had an interval of normal human interests …… We had, one and all, felt the impossibility of [garbled] fourth letter should come revealing the [garbled].
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Finding her would mean exposure to unadulterated sunlight, and even the diminishing rays of early evening could provoke an attack.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Upstream, clean mothers washed clothes and pots in unadulterated factory effluents.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • But Hetty had no knowledge of gaols, and little of the nature of crimes, beyond what her unadulterated and almost instinctive perceptions of right and wrong taught her, and this sally of the rude being who had spoken was lost upon her.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • For as Jones had really that taste for humour which many affect, he expected to enjoy much entertainment in the criticisms of Partridge, from whom he expected the simple dictates of nature, unimproved, indeed, but likewise unadulterated, by art.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • She looked at us and smiled obscenely, and I had never seen a smile convey such unadulterated contempt; she looked at us with absolute hatred, as though she were staring into a toilet bowl filled with used condoms.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Then up comes Maryann; throws the loose locks into the middle of the fleece, rolls it up, and carries it into the background as three-and-a-half pounds of unadulterated warmth for the winter enjoyment of persons unknown and far away, who will, however, never experience the superlative comfort derivable from the wool as it here exists, new and pure—before the unctuousness of its nature whilst in a living state has dried, stiffened, and been washed out—rendering it just now as superior…
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Ah, that is human nature, Sergeant! pure, unadulterated Scotch human nature.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • It was pure, unadulterated Kate McTiernan.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • My locker was an unadulterated crap hole—half trash can, half book storage.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • I don’t think I had ever before, or have ever since, witnessed such unadulterated joy.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • I wasn’t just sweating the chick I was dripping pure unadulterated love.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Slam!
  • She d heard the story from history-the unadulterated truth-and she’d become intoxicated by it.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • It was a blessed few weeks of giddy, unadulterated joy, the first happiness that Vivek had known in his life.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Pure, unadulterated fear.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • It had been months since she had first seen it, yet she had never grown used to the grandeur, the sumptuousness, the simple, unadulterated wealth.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • "To the heroes of Monterrey!" announced the governor with his arms raised high, sharing for a moment the feeling of unadulterated triumph.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • This mode of criticism, so destructive of all sound unadulterated judgment, is almost universal: I have therefore to request, that the Reader would abide independently by his own feelings, and that if he finds himself affected he would not suffer such conjectures to interfere with his pleasure.
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  • It was pure, unadulterated religious egoism.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "That is it precisely, Signor Aladdin; it is hashish—the purest and most unadulterated hashish of Alexandria,—the hashish of Abou-Gor, the celebrated maker, the only man, the man to whom there should be built a palace, inscribed with these words, ’A grateful world to the dealer in happiness.’
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Josh Richter (agree"six feet of unadulterated hotness.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • It doesn’t gel with the pure unadulterated sex that drips from his pores.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I can eat unadulterated vegetables.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
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Associated words [difficulty]:   unadulterated [5] , adulterate [8]
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